When pondering a visit to the “Garden Island,” golfers have to be aware of a general lack of real value. Frankly, there is little or none unless you play Kauai’s fine municipal course on a weekday. Weekends are just plain uninviting due to hordes of kama’aina (local) golfers who convene on the layout. Resident monthly unlimited golf cards from the county range from $9-$60 according age breakdown, so there’s good reason for the crowds. Visitors pay $48 to walk on a weekday, which is still a good deal for this engaging seaside course.
The now only three resort courses (since Princeville’s Prince Golf Club has shuttered) have AM off-property rates ranging from $205-$250 with noon to 1:30P rates in the $125-$160 range. Play any later and you are unlikely to finish. The two daily fee courses are in the $105-$110 range for AM play. Just a few years ago, Kauai had five resort courses.
Yes—say it ain’t so! Late in 2014, word kind of crept out that The Princeville Prince Golf Club had closed. The resort’s website doesn’t say so, but it has no links to any information about their former course. But there is a nice photograph (of a course and hole you can’t play).
Add to that the high cost of Kauai’s resort hotels, the lack of fine dining options, road congestion in the Wailua/Kapaa area on the east coast, as well as the unprecedented lack of good golf deals (and fewer courses), and you have to ask the magic question…
Just how important is it to visit and play golf on the lovely Garden Island?
If you want great golf designs and unlimited golf at 40%-75% less than one-round at Kauai’s courses, visit Hawaii’s Big Island.
If you still feel that Kauai is where you want to go, we are happy to help you with air, Alamo vehicle and lodging at our industry-leading prices. A three or four-night visit is all you will likely need. Play the Kauai municipal course on a weekday and play wall-to-wall golf on another island for a week or more.
The Garden Island, as Kauai is also known, is in many ways a special destination with several things to see and do other than striking the dimpled sphere.
Here’s some advice…
Kauai’s resort hotels are expensive. You may be better served by staying in condo/villa accommodations, all of which will deliver greater value and lots more space. Additionally, the Kauai condo/villa properties, as a group, seem to have some of the best views and some oceanfront locations that are not generally found on the other islands.
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